Ancient Cities & Yangtze River Discovery (16 Days)

Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Yichang, Nanjing & Shanghai

Building on our fantastic China Express Tour, this upgraded tour also takes you to fantastic Chengdu to see the famous Giant Pandas. You will also enjoy a luxurious 5* Yangtze River Cruise, with plenty of stops to explore the highlights along the way. Enjoy delicious local cuisine, comfortable transportation, high quality accommodation and much more!

Day 1: Arrive Beijing (-/-/-)

You will be met on arrival in Beijing and transferred to your hotel to check in for the next four nights.

Day 2: Beijing (B/L/D)

Spend the day exploring the most popular highlights of magnificent Beijing. Feast on incredible Peking Duck and be amazed by a thrilling acrobatic show.

Day 3: Beijing (B/L/-)

Break out your walking shoes! Today you will explore the Ming Tombs before walking along and enjoying sunset champagne on the famous Great Wall.

Day 4: Beijing (B/L/-)

Marvel at the wooden yet nail-less Temple of Heaven before a walking tour. Learn how to make delicious dumplings then enjoy the afternoon at your own pace to explore as you wish.

Day 5: Beijing – Xi’an (B/L/D)

Take the highspeed train to Xi’an and take in the thousands of treasures at the Provincial History Museum. Enjoy a delicious dumpling banquet and entertaining Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 6: Xi’an (B/L/-)

Today you will be in awe of the famous lifesize Terracotta Warrior Army and learn how the 6,000 replicas were painstakingly crafted. See the traditional Tang Dynasty era Wild Goose Pagoda.

Day 7: Xi’an – Chengdu (B/-/D)

Admire the Drum and Bell Tower Square, before wandering through the Muslim Quarter and local food market. Take the bullet train to Chengdu and enjoy a delicious Sichuan Hot Pot for dinner.

Day 8: Chengdu (B/L/-)

Get up close and personal with the famous Giant Pandas at the Reserve. Return to Chengdu and wander the three distinct alleys in Kuanzhai Alley. Your evening entertainment will leave you amazed!

Day 9: Chengdu – Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise (B/-/D)

Take the high speed rail to Chongqing a explore the local parks and museums. After dinner you will board your luxury Century Cruise on the magnificent Yangtze River. Depart approximately 9:30pm.

Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Wake up with tai chi and a buffet breakfast. Explore Fengdu Ghost City* before taking advantage of the onboard activities. Visit Shibao Pagoda, then enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Party and buffet dinner.

Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise (B/L/D)

Today you continue to sail through the Three Gorges, stopping at The White Emperor City* and Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong/Shennv Stream. Enjoy a farewell dinner then dancing or karaoke!

Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise – Yichang – Nanjing (B/L/-)

Finish your luxury cruise exploring the Three Gorges Dam. Transfer to Yichang by coach. Take the bullet train to the ancient capital Nanjing (home of our MD Navy!) and explore at your leisure.

Day 13: Nanjing (B/L/D)

Visit the indescribable Dr Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum (be prepared for stair climbing), then tour other Nanjing highlights such as the City Wall, Confucius Temple, and beautiful Qinhuai River.

Day 14: Nanjing – Shanghai (B/-/D)

Ride the bullet train to metropolitan Shanghai. Explore the Shanghai Museum and Jade Buddha Temple. Finish the evening with a stunning panoramic view of the city.

Day 15: Shanghai (B/L/-)

From the charming Bund, to the old streets of Chenghuang, you will not be disappointed in today’s activities. See Shanghai at night from the water on a luxurious Huangpu River cruise*.

Day 16: Depart Shanghai (B/-/-)

Enjoy the last hours in Shanghai at your leisure before transfer to the airport by the Maglev Train (Magnetic Levitating Train)!

Number of Days 16

Price From $5099

Departure Dates

2019:
16th September – 2nd October*
7th October – 23rd October*
28th October – 10th November*
18th November – 1st December*

2020:
16th February – 2nd March
6th April – 21st April*
11th May – 26th May*
21st September – 6th October*
26th October – 10th November*

Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2020-29/02/2020) (01/12/2020-31/12/2020). *Surcharges apply for other periods.


Inclusions

15 nights good quality (4-5 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
3 night 5* Century Cruise (Downstream) Please note that the cruise itinerary is subject to change.
2nd class high speed train (Beijing – Xi’an, Xi’an – Chengdu, Chengdu – Chongqing, Yichang – Nanjing, Nanjing – Shanghai)
Maglev Train Ticket
Most meals as indicated
Tipping for guide and driver
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide


Exclusions

International airfares and taxes
Travel Insurance
Personal Expenditures
Other meals
China Visa (if applicable)
Any service not mentioned in the enclosed document
Optional activities (*)

 


Price Details

$ Price (Twin Share)
From $5,099 per person (land only, low season)

$ Price (Single Supplement)
From $1,749 per person (land only)
 To add International Airfares to any of our packages, please contact us for pricing.


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